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Tom Hanks receives nominal Greek citizenship

Tom Hanks can currently add Greek citizenship for his list of accolades and awards.

President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signed an honorary naturalization arrangement permitting the actor to file for citizenship, his office told The Associated Press on Friday.

Hanks’ wife, actress and producer Rita Wilson is of Native and Greek ancestry and the few frequently spend their summer holidays in the Greek island of Antiparos. They have also generated quite a few movies in the nation.

Wilson and Hanks made the 2002 comedic hit”My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and its sequel which premiered in 2016. As well as the 2009 humor”My Life .”

Under Greek law, honorary naturalization might be given to individuals”that have provided exceptional services to the nation or whose naturalization functions the public interest”

Hanks is also expected to get among the Greatest honors at the Golden Globes following month together with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced. Hanks currently has won four Golden Globes and got a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute at 2009.

His most recent film, A gorgeous Day in the Neighborhood, roughly cherished children’s television host Fred Rogers, started.